Publication Date: 21/08/1997 ISBN: 9781860463655 Category:

Reunion

Fred Uhlman

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 21/08/1997 ISBN: 9781860463655 Category:
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‘A brilliant work of art that deserves a far wider readership’ Ian McEwan

FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF STONER AND REVOLUTIONARY ROAD COMES REUNION

Reunion is a little-known novel. But it is also a universal story of friendship. It is a book of great power, waiting to be discovered.

On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It’s a friendship of the greatest kind, of shared interests and long conversations, of hikes in the German hills and growing up together. But the boys live in a changing Germany. Powerful, delicate and daring, Reunion is a story of the fragility, and strength, of the bonds between friends.

‘Exquisite’ Guardian

‘I loved Reunion and found it very moving’ John Boyne

WITH AN AFTERWORD BY RACHEL SEIFFERT

Publisher Review

A perfect little gem of a story with a kick in the tail - and a resonance that rings louder than ever just when you think the story is over -- Meg Rosoff I read it in a gulp...very powerful -- Deborah Moggach Quite simply, a perfect work of art. With the utmost delicacy and care, Uhlman distils all the rage and tragedy of the second world war into one brief childhood friendship, and the final line is the most shattering of any novel I know. It is one of those books that is an unfailing test of character: if you give it to someone, and they don't like it, you should sever all ties, and possibly call the police -- Sarah Perry * Guardian, Book of the Year * I loved Reunion and found it very moving. It's a rediscovered novella, only 80 pages long, a real gem about how friendship can be challenged by historical circumstance -- John Boyne A brilliant work of art that deserves a far wider readership -- Ian McEwan

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